Sunday, October 30, 2016

Review: The Sculptor

Title The Sculptor
By Scott McCloud
Genre Adult Graphic Novel
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

David Smith a struggling artist has just made a deal with Death. Given the ability to sculpt anything with his bare hands he only has 200 days left to live. Can he make a name for himself before time runs out? Finding the love of his life wasn't in the plans either but the deal is made and there's no going back.

First Sentence

I thought it would be fun to share the first page of the book for the first sentence.

I've never read a graphic novel that blew me away. I always feel very "meh" about them. The only reason I voluntarily read this book was because the cover intrigued me and I needed a quick book for the readathon to make me feel like I was accomplishing something.

I loved this book, guys! I can finally see what people love about graphic novels.

The story was fascinating. At first, while I could see where the MC was coming from, I struggled with his mopey attitude. I loved watching him own up to his mistakes, learn to quit running away and figure out what really matters in life. I cried at the end. It was so beautiful.

The graphics were great too, of course. While I'm more about the story and tend to rush through graphic novels without really looking at the pictures, I was forced to look in this one. They were fascinating. I think it helped that the MC was an artist. I loved looking at his sculptures.

I'm so very glad I picked this one up. I might become a graphic novel fan yet.

Should you read it?
I thought it was a beautiful story that would be worth anyone's time.


  1. I read this earlier this year and loved it. Glad you did, too!

  2. I am so excited that you loved this one and it sold you on graphic novels. I thought this one was so brilliantly done.

  3. I think I need to give this one a try. Maybe I like it. Maybe, it will help me with graphic novels like it helped you.

  4. Ohh this does look good! I've enjoyed the few graphic novels I've read (Persepolis comes immediately to mind but I know there are others) It's such a different experience when there is really good art work involved.

  5. Even thought I hated this one, I'm glad it made you appreciate graphic novels more.